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>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> good evening. >>> hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am gasia mikaelian. >> today marks three years since the affordable care act took effect, in months many will have health coverage. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with the push to make sure the program is ready. . >> reporter: at locations around the state people rallied, including here at san francisco city hall, to celebrate the implementation of the affordable care act and they are urging leaders to do more to make sure it works. >> okay. so continue -- >> reporter: at the clinic the doctor treats patients for free, people who don't have insurance and welcomes the affordable care act. >> i think there will be a number of years where there will be lot of working through the glitches. >> reporter: in 2014, 6 million uninsured will be covered. >> 50% of our patients won't be eligible because of issues. >> we came, we saw. we passed healthcare. >> dave: they celebrated celebrated the affordable care act three year anniversary
with the investigators right now. at 6:00 p.m., more on the investigation. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the mother does not want to talk to reporters right now but the hospital said the girl is doing very well. >> medical assessment is complete. she is in good condition. all indicators are excellent. >> little gabriela quintero was taken to the hospital when police found her in the abandon jeep. she appeared calm and in good health. the hospital said the girl was discharged to her mother before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. an hour ago. again the investigation is not over and police are still looking for the person who stole the jeep. san jose police say the suspect is a white woman in her 30s wearing a dark top and pants and with dark hair in a bun. she was carrying a target shopping bag. there is a target store nearby but that store was not open at the time. ktvu channel 2 news is staying in touch with police as they search for the suspect. follow us on twitter where we will tweet any updates including an arrest in the se. >>> good samaritans tried to help victims of a vehicle acciden
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >>> good evening. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> there are explosive new allegations that money was paid to influence an oakland city counsel member to do business on public property. ktvu's eric rasmussen uncovered a second investigation involving larry reid who is already the suggest of a report -- subject of a report by the auditor. >> reporter: we obtained this report by a private investigator. it includes an interview with a man who says his business partner paid money to get special treatment from larry reid. >> reporter: they had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base. in 2009 it got approval to accept material. >> i was so concerned. >> reporter: he told us his business partner and owner paid a long time activist a thousand dollars a week to get the city's cooperation. >> reporter: what was the money for? >> so he could get whatever he wants from the city. >> reporter: how do you think he was doing that? >> because he had a connection.
. this is the 10:00 news on ktvu channel it. >> developing news a marine accused of killing two of his colleagues at quantico military base was from the bay area as with a one of his victims. >> good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> i'm heather holmes. we learned tonight that a young marine from oakley was among the two people killed that the virginia base. ktvu's christien kafton just spoke to the friend of the victim and join us from liberty high school in brentwood where she was a recent graduate. >> reporter: sarah cast castro-mata graduated and says her death was a tragedy for the entire school. we talked to a friend of her's that told us that castro-mata dream of joining the marine corps and serving her country. sergeant eusebrio lopez shot them both and turned the gun on himself. she is still in shock and she stelus that she learned about the shooting on-line and says there is talk that the shooting may have been the result of a love triangle. >> he was a lovely person. she would always have a smile on her face. she never had no one that didn't like her. and i just miss her so much, like when
guard was telling ktvu news. >> the big week has arrived. >>> grand opening for two very important tunnels near the devil's slide area. we'll tell you about the ribbon cutting ceremony this morning. and why this is so important for people in the coastal communities. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us monday morning march 25th i'm pam cook. >> and good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. you're the ktvu doctor you're supposed to make steve paulson feel absolutely well. >> he doesn't always listen to me. >> we do have a little change today. it will still be partly sunny, mostly sunny but a lot of high clouds streaming in and a westerly breeze and that system is moving to the north. it will increase low clouds. 50s and 60s. a couple holding on to low 70s. here is sal. >>> good morning. traffic is moving along pretty well on southbound 101 as you head down to the toll plaza, golden gate bridge. no major problems there. the morning commute is looking good if you are driving at the bay bridge but we're seeing signs the metering lights could be on soon. let's
. >> ktvu covered that shooting as well. police say a drive by shooting yesterday afternoon sent an innocent bystander to the hospital. the victim was reportedly driving with his wife and child when he was hit. now he is expected to survive. ktvu tara moriarty gathering more details on the story. she will join us in a little bit. >>> time is 6:02. new this morning police in south san francisco out there searching for a serial arsonist. three fires were deliberately set saturday night and sunday morning. the fires were all quickly put out. they caused very little damage. if you have information on this, get in contact with san francisco police. >>> the coast guard meantime has called off the search for a man who disappeared while playing in the surf near half- moon bay. coast guard helicopters spent several hours yesterday looking for carlos lopez. he is 22 years old. he had been playing soccer with friends when he vanished into the rough ocean waters. >> pretty strong current. it was a dead low tide so all the rips which were every 200 to 30
drescher and marilu henner. bye-bye. >>> trouble for two bay area city council members. ktvu just talked to the person making the allegations. >>> why people in a community are cheering this scene from this morning. >>> the reason there are special police patrols on a local high school campus at noon. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> the information that she provided has made a match. >> okay. >> okay. >> a bay area city council member's quick response to news she and a klieg may colleague may be in legal trouble. good afternoon, i am tori campbell. they are facing that. tara moriarty talked with the auditor about the interference in a bidding process for a construction project. good afternoon. >> reporter: some pretty big fireworks here this morning all over this, it is an auditor's report which says shows two council members crossed the line and mis-used their power in office. the most telling pages are on 16 and 17. the auditor says the parts in red show where council members desly brooks and larry ride interfered with
hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> more details on another investigation linked to councilman reed. ktvu news has obtained a report from a private investigator, including claims that the owner of urban recycling paid a consultant a thousand dollar a week. the investigation suggests he was paid up to $50,000 a year to get in flew forensics reed. he says he's never taken a dime. >> it's just really mind boggling to me someone can say because they're in a relationship with someone else that they paid me $50,000 because i wanted to retire. i'm still here. i just got reelected. >> we'll have more reaction for you tonight on the 10:00 news on ktvu. >>> a woman who claimed she was raped on the uc santa cruz campus has been charged with a misdemeanor after she made up the story. >> prosecutors charged 20-year-old morgan trip let with making a false report. >> the student said she was attacked last month. authorities say she revealed assault was fabricated. >>> prosecute obvious charged a former preschool teacher of five counts much attempted child endangerment for putting sleeping pills from sip
ahead at noon. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> help is on the way. an effort to make the votes of oakland safer, it is the top story. good afternoon, i am tori campbell. the oakland police department graduate its first academy of police officers in 4 years today, brian flores is live in oakland to explain how this may make the streets safer. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon, the goal certainly is to make the streets safer in oakland. as you mentioned the first graduating class since november of 2008, not only a big day for them but also for the families who have sacrificed so much. this is the city's 166th police academy class, 38 officers graduated today, including two from vallejo, the class marks the first of many things, for one the first class under police chief howard jordan and mayor jean kwan and the first diverse class in its history, out of the graduating class 11 different language including those. the chief says it marks a turning point for them and this new class is meant to do that, and he hopes that.
you the latest alex savage ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> people were concerned about the dark smoke rising and it started 2:30 in sacramento county and it was put out by 7:00 last night. firefighters let it burn itself out and plus it was hard to get to and at first, air quality district said it was a prescribed burn and later he changed it to an actual vegetation fire. the burns are allowed to control marsh debris and to improve the area for wildlife. this isn't press sufficient burn period runs through april 15th and it must be deemed necessary by the department of fish and wildlife. janine de la vega is in san jose to tells you how the companies are responding, good morning. >> reporter: well, they have a very diverse population and they say the workforce for tech giants do not. they had a tough time getting them to give up all their information and they are asking 20 of the most influential stuff about their employees. only 20 responded even after they find and the companies included cisco and ebay, they show women are underrepresented
moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in south san francisco searching for a serial arsonist. police say three fires were deliberately set saturday night and sunday morning in orange park and near el camino real. they were all quickly put out. they caused very little damage. if you have any information, get in contact with san francisco police. >>> this is a pivotal week for people on both sides of the gay marriage debate. the supreme court will hear arguments on two same-sex marriage cases including proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. brian flores joins us with a local couple right in the middle of the debate. >> reporter: after years being denied the right to marry, a local couple says now is the time for the u.s. supreme court to overturn proposition 8. we recently talked to the couple. they are the plaintiffs in the debate over prop 8. on tuesday, the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to hear their case, otherwise known as holyingsworth verses perry. they've been together for 14 years and have raised three boys. >> family, it
confirmation on that, we'll be sure to pass it a -- it along to you. tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in south san francisco searching for a serial arsonist. police say three fires were deliberately set saturday night and sunday morning in orange park and near el camino real. they were all quickly put out. they caused very little damage. if you have any information, get in contact with san francisco police. >>> this is a pivotal week for people on both sides of the gay marriage debate. the supreme court will hear arguments on two same-sex marriage cases including proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. brian flores joins us with a local couple right in the middle of the debate. >> reporter: after years being denied the right to marry, a local couple says now is the time for the u.s. supreme court to overturn proposition 8. we recently talked to the couple. they are the plaintiffs in the debate over prop 8. on tuesday, the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to hear their case, otherwise known as holyingsworth verses perry. they've been together for 14 years and have r
years after the iraq war began. details are being discussed right now. ktvu's sal castanedo joins us live from san francisco to show us how some marking this day. >> reporter: you could use the word "marking," tori. the sidewalks are filled with a memorial of sports on the 10th anniversary of the beginning of u.s. armed forces fighting in iraq. >> it's been ten years which is why we're out here on this date march 19th since we invaded iraq ten years ago. i was going into iraq with the 101st and since then, there have been hundreds of thousands of iraqi civilians including thousands of american soldiers. >> reporter: today aaron hands and other veterans are writing the names at the federal building here on golden gate avenue. organizers have timed this to coincide with a similar protest at the white house. many say they were opposed to u.s. participation in the war to begin with. others say they were misled. >> a lot of us feel that a lot of us were pretty much lied into -- into our involvement with this war and pretty much we're trying to highlight the effects of the war by chalking
that probably started in the laundry room of the home. on bethel island, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> not everyone is happy with the new downtown loop in hayward. the project just converted one- way streets. brian flores is live with more. >> reporter: the city of hayward say they receive three or four miles either praising this work or criticizing, saying it could cause accidents. officially the hayward loop opened last friday but already there's been confusion from some long-time residents and commuters. the loop changes normally two- way traffic into one-way traffic with northbound merging. now, since the loop open there's been one motorcycle accident. although police say it had nothing 20 to with lane configurations. despite the there were signs, long-time commuters say it wasn't enough and they are hoping the city does something to address it, including adding stoplights and overhead signs. >> the signs are being made as we speak and they will be up in the next few days or a week. that concern is very, very valid with the change that has been made. making it more confusing f
of the home. on bethel island, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> not everyone is happy with the new downtown loop in hayward. the project just converted one- way streets. brian flores is live with more. >> reporter: the city of hayward say they receive three or four miles either praising this work or criticizing, saying it could cause accidents. officially the hayward loop opened last friday but already there's been confusion from some long-time residents and commuters. the loop changes normally two- way traffic into one-way traffic with northbound merging. now, since the loop open there's been one motorcycle accident. although police say it had nothing 20 to with lane configurations. despite the there were signs, long-time commuters say it wasn't enough and they are hoping the city does something to address it, including adding stoplights and overhead signs. >> the signs are being made as we speak and they will be up in the next few days or a week. that concern is very, very valid with the change that has been made. making it more confusing for
and a little warmer. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news is the only crew on the scene in contra costa county. claudine wong is there and we will have a live update. >>> president barack obama has more on the big issue at hand, stay tuned with a live update. . >> we are live in richmond where showers are ringing if spring, we will tell you more what to specter your morning commute. >>> president barack obama, the hot button issue he is expected to focus on today. >>> and they are trying to keep pigeons out of certain bart stations, that is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thanks for joining us march 20th, i am pam cook. >> let's go to steve who is right there... >> first day of spring. >> and it is raining. >> it works. >> yes, first day well we have some rain and it is very mild and i just got a tweet asking me is it coming up from the southwest and yes, it is coming from the southwest, we have 50s and 60s. >>> roads are a little bit wet as you pass mission boulevard and wet all over the bay area. also the morning commute
to that ammunition and we'll have more information on this story as we get it in to ktvu. >>> pope francis has been officially installed at vatican city. he vows to serve the poorest and the weakest. ♪ >> this is just hours ago. pope francis was presented with a symbolic fisherman's ring. before being installed, he circled st. peter's square in a vehicle, then he did something very different. stepped down, kissed the head of that disabled man in the crowd. >> he began his work last wednesday night. this is not gonna be an ordinary people. he wants to be very close to the people. >> about 200,000 people packed st. peter's square watching the installation. vice president joe biden was there leading the u.s. delegation for the installation mass. >>> 7:03. new this morning a car fire nearly spread to the oakland raiders' team headquarters in alameda. firefighters arrived at the fire at harbor bay parkway just after 4:00 this morning. they found a car fully engulfed in flames in a parking lot in the back of the property which is behind the oakland airport.
information on this story as we get it in to ktvu. >>> pope francis has been officially installed at vatican city. he vows to serve the poorest and the weakest. ♪ >> this is just hours ago. pope francis was presented with a symbolic fisherman's ring. before being installed, he circled st. peter's square in a vehicle, then he did something very different. stepped down, kissed the head of that disabled man in the crowd. >> he began his work last wednesday night. this is not gonna be an ordinary people. he wants to be very close to the people. >> about 200,000 people packed st. peter's square watching the installation. vice president joe biden was there leading the u.s. delegation for the installation mass. >>> 7:03. new this morning a car fire nearly spread to the oakland raiders' team headquarters in alameda. firefighters arrived at the fire at harbor bay parkway just after 4:00 this morning. they found a car fully engulfed in flames in a parking lot in the back of the property which is behind the oakland airport. the building was not burned. firefighters are investigating whether this was
moon bay -- half- moon bay area. >> very, very good. he is hard working. >> ktvu news checked with the coast guard early this morning and at this point no plans are planned to resume the search. >>> the u.s. supreme court will hear arguments on two same sex marriage cases including proposition 8 california's ban on gay marriage. in san francisco today same sex marriage supporters are holding a rally and march. that starts at 6:30 this evening. in washington, d.c. people have been camped out in front of the supreme court building since thursday. they are lined up in hopes of getting one of the 250 seats set aside for the public. tomorrow the justices will hear arguments on proposition 8 and on wednesday the federal defensive marriage act. across the country emotions are strong on both sides of the issue. >>> >> the fundamental issue is whether loving and committed same sex couples who serve their country whether they should be able to take part in the fundamentally american freedom to marry. >> marriage exists to connect men and women togeth
investigators may tell us about that smoke that conversations most of contra costa county. >>> and ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us, this monday march 18th, i am pam cook. >> steve is back, glad to see you. does pam need to grab her crumbled la? >> -- her crumbled la? >> a -- her umbrella. here is more. >>> northbound 101, approaching the 880 split and also the commute is moving along slowly at the toll plaza, let's go back to the desk. >>> a bar stabbing stemmed from a fight between two groups of men. here is more with tara moriarty where police say it all happened just hours ago. >> reporter: yes this st. patrick's' day celebration started around closing time and that's a physicians place where an officer is waiting for a crew to come and clean up the crime scene. the ball happened in front -- ball happened in front of the park and two people got into a heated argument and somebody pulled out a knife and then suspects scattered. investigators say the suspects took off in a dark colored sedan headed east
offices at san jose at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow night. live in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> more details now. many people who live near those train tracks say fences won't do any good. today we saw several people walking along the tracks. neighbors say crossing the track saves you 5 to 10 minutes. there have been four fatal incidents involving caltrains this year. including one last week when a caltrain hit and killed maria juarez. >>> a shooting death of a virginia engineer in the bay area for a job interview. it took jurors just one day to find george huggins of oakland guilty of murder. united kingdom honk -- jinghong kang was in the area for a job interview with google. >>> extra eyes were on hand to keep an eye out about a meeting about affordable housing in the north bay. continuing coverage now. patty lee joins us live in san rafael, where attendees of that meeting were greeted by protesters. >> reporter: this flyer shows why there is security on hand. even though the issue is affordable housing, what came up tonight were accusations including racism, and classism
might be connected to a shooting in hayward. ktvu channel 2 reporter tara moriarty joins us from hayward with more on this possible connection. tara. >> reporter: this is where police say that an innocent bystander could have been killed in a drive by shooting. right now police are looking at surveillance video from that gas station to see if it provides more clues. authorities believe the suspect involved in this shooting is who led them on a child chase just hours later. our cameras caught the high speed chase north on 880 through oakland late last night. police tried to pull the driver over in hayward just after 11:00 for a dui in reckless driving. the car ended up spinning out of control. police cars smashed into it to box the driver in and arrest him. officers say people in the car were throwing things out on to the roadway. they never found thosements but officers did find weapons inside the vehicle when they finally stopped. >> they pursued the vehicle all the way into oakland where it crashed on its own. the three occupants were taken to custody from there. >> reporter: police be
. reporting live in antioch, patti lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> as patti mentioned, we received picture of the fire from our viewers. gary with twin rivers marine insurance agency says the company's web cam points toward the san joaquin river. >>> jacob miles sent us this picture showing how the smoke could be seen from miles. >> with the fire and smoke came large chunks of ash. sean shared these photos of a covered walk in the area. >> more details tonight on prescribed burns in the area. according to officials with the bay area quality district. the burns are allowed to control marsh debris and to improve the area for wildlife. this year the permissive burn period began on march 1st and runs through april 15th. the fires must be deemed necessary by the california department of fish and wildlife. >>> now to developing news we're following right now in vallejo, police there investigating the city's sixth homicide of the year. it happened a few hours ago in a residential neighborhood. christien kafton just spoke to investigators and joins us live now with what he learned. >> reporter: le
right now. this is ktvu channel this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> we begin with breaking news on half-moon bay. they are searching as well as the coast guard looking for a missing man on the beach. the missing man was reported missing 2:45 this afternoon. they told the coast guard he was with them on the beach and turned around and he was gone. we have a crew checking in on this and we will bring you more as soon as it comes into the newsroom. >>> here is more on a family of a santa rosa ray way team. it wrapped up just a short time ago and it seems as though this tragedy has touched everyone in this community. >> that's right, heather, hundreds of people are still here and theres a reception going on as you can see. this is following a loving tribute to a remarkable 14-year- old who was looking forward to high school last year. >> i am so sorry he was going to miss out on all of the fun he would have had. it is going to be hard not picking him up every day. >> relatives, classmates, and teachers shared rememberances of marcus johnson killed last week in a freak race car accid
and if we do we will give it to you live in this show. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police continue to investigate a deadly stabbing, it happened friday afternoon on north first street not far from the santa clara jail. police are looking for this man, 25-year-old juan ramirez. he is accused of killing his former girlfriend, 29-year-old sandra cruz gonzalez. investigators say ramirez may be driving a dark green 1996 toyota t-100 pickup similar to this one and may be headed to mexico. >>> this noontime both sides of the prop 8 debate are gearing up for a big week. starting tomorrow the u.s. supreme court will hear two cases about gay marriage and both could have huge impacts for the state and country. brian flores is in the newsroom. how are people preparing for the hearing? >> reporter: no question this is a big week for both sides but starting tomorrow the u.s. supreme court is set to hear on proposition 8 and on wednesday the court will hear oral arguments on the defense of marriage act. several groups will be holding rallies leading up to tomor
we will give it to you live in this show. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police continue to investigate a deadly stabbing, it happened friday afternoon on north first street not far from the santa clara jail. police are looking for this man, 25-year-old juan ramirez. he is accused of killing his former girlfriend, 29-year-old sandra cruz gonzalez. investigators say ramirez may be driving a dark green 1996 toyota t-100 pickup similar to this one and may be headed to mexico. >>> this noontime both sides of the prop 8 debate are gearing up for a big week. starting tomorrow the u.s. supreme court will hear two cases about gay marriage and both could have huge impacts for the state and country. brian flores is in the newsroom. how are people preparing for the hearing? >> reporter: no question this is a big week for both sides but starting tomorrow the u.s. supreme court is set to hear on proposition 8 and on wednesday the court will hear oral arguments on the defense of marriage act. several groups will be
as the morning continues. brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 6:04. developing news from northern virginia. three people are dead. there was a shooting on the quantico marine base. authorities there say a male marine suspected of shooting two fellow marines a man and woman and killing himself. coming up at 6:15 what the authorities said about that shooting in an early morning news conference. >>> a 15-year-old girl and mother say they were attacked by a large man on a crowded muni bus. it happened last weekend at the intersection of mission street and onondaga avenue. claudine wong is at that intersection now and talking to muni riders. >> reporter: it has been a very busy line here. this is the 14th and mission bus that is pulling up behind me at the intersection. this is apparently where the attacker got on the bus last weekend. and before it was all over he ended up pushing and strangling and robbing a woman for her teenage daughter. the search for her is still under way -- the search is still under way. the mother and daughter were standing at the back of this very crowded bus
armed and definitely dangerous. we will bring you an update and full update at 6:00. robert handa, ktvu. >> i know the first and heading area is right near the county of santa clara buildings. the jail is in that area. the police office is there. how is this affecting the offices there. >> reporter: many of the police officers are on the scene. but it doesn't affect the county business because they're directly opposite from where most of the action is taking place. they believe that he headed south in the area from where he left the crime scene. and most of the county buildings, city buildings and everything else is to the north. and so most of the blocked area is to the south. >> live in san jose we'll stay on this story all night. >>> criminal charges will not be filed against the driver who fatally hit a teenage girl. leyla vevand was riding her bike to school when the accident happened. they say the teen should have yielded to the gmc pickup truck in front of her as it slowed down to turn. she attempted to make the same turn. hit the vehicle and was ran over. the teen's family is op
the hillside here. we'll bring you more as the morning continues. brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 6:04. developing news from northern virginia. three people are dead. there was a shooting on the quantico marine base. authorities there say a male marine suspected of shooting two fellow marines a man and woman and killing himself. coming up at 6:15 what the authorities said about that shooting in an early morning news conference. >>> a 15-year-old girl and mother say they were attacked by a large man on a crowded muni bus. it happened last weekend at the intersection of mission street and onondaga avenue. claudine wong is at that intersection now and talking to muni riders. >> reporter: it has been a very busy line here. this is the 14th and mission bus that is pulling up behind me at the intersection. this is apparently where the attacker got on the bus last weekend. and before it was all over he ended up pushing and strangling and robbing a woman for her teenage daughter. the search for her is still under way -- the search is st
moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> this morning, we're tracking an investigation into the shooting death of an elderly man in vallejo. ktvu's alex savidge has been there since 4:30 this morning. where was the victim found and what have you heard about witnesses? >> reporter: well, there are some witnesses, dave. vallejo police this morning -- at this point, are not talking about who the witnesses are or what they may have seen. vallejo police are not saying why this elderly man may have been targeted. but we do know that he was found about 5:30 last night inside a detached garage at a home on the 400 block of hichborn street on the west side of the city. that garage had apparently been converted into a living space. we saw homicide detectives gathering evidence there late into the night last night. now, the victim's name in this case is not being released because his family has yet to be notified. we're working with the sergeant to try to get an update on the investigation. this was vallejo's sixth homicide of the year so far. it'ss about listen a very
the third just this month. alex savage, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> and people in antioch were concerned about the dark fire am is burp out by 7:00 dab burned out by 7:00 last night. -- burned out last night. they say it was a prescribed burn and they are allowed to improve the area for wildlife. this year the permitsive burn period runs through april 15th and it has to be deemed necessary by the department of fish and wildlife. >>> hot dry, windy conditions during the southern california explodes in size. they are trying to figure out how it happened and it happened in grass and woods and spread to a housing complex. fortunately nobody was hurt but more than 108 people lost their -- 108 people lost their homes and pets in the fire. >>> they are spreading in western tennessee and this fire started in the brush sunday afternoon and the national guard is expected to bring in help to help fight the flames. >>> the national committee chairman is -- committee chairman is indicating how republicans will rebrands themselves. there is a live communit
guard told us that there is no plans to resume the sáurpblg tomorrow morning. christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news -- resume the search tomorrow morning. >>> a family is mourning the loss of a soldier. james grizzam died thursday from wounds he received during small arms fire last monday. the special forces soldier graduated from mount eden high school in hayward in 1989 and he joined the military in 2003. he is survived by his wife, parents and sister. >>> the parents of a contra costa county marine killeded in a double murder suicide planned to fly in to retrieve their daughter's body. castro was killed by this man lopez. lopez also killed another marine before turning the gun on h himself. investigators have not released. castro mata was living out her dream. >> she just wanted to serve her country, you know. like since high school she just always said i want to go to the marines. she was so happy about it. >> reporter: castro mata's family told the mercury news they had no indication of trouble at the base and that sarah was friends with lopez but they had not heard of the other
within the next hour. live from alameda, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> this morning, we're tracking an investigation into the shooting death of an elderly man in vallejo. ktvu's alex savidge has been there since 4:30 this morning. where was the victim found and what have you heard about witnesses? >> reporter: well, there are some witnesses, dave. vallejo police this morning -- at this point, are not talking about who the witnesses are or what they may have seen. vallejo police are not saying why this elderly man may have been targeted. but we do know that he was found about 5:30 last night inside a detached garage at a home on the 400 block of hichborn street on the west side of the city. that garage had apparently been converted into a livivi space. we saw homicide detectives gathering evidence there late into the night last night. now, the victim's name in this case is not being released because his family has yet to be notified. we're working with the sergeant to try to get an update on the investigation. this was vallejo's sixth homicide of the year so far. it'ss ab
forward. >> i think we should to it and this is something they to best in. in oakland alex savage ktvu channel 2 news. >> you can go to a slide show on our website www.ktvu.com just check on the tab. >>> whyfie focuses on indoor mapping and they can detect a smart phone user's location in a building using wi-fi signals. they have not given any details and they are among several the cupertino company has made in an effort to improve its navigation capabilities. >>> they have applied showing a woman gagged and bound showing the kardashian sisters. somebody leaked this on the internet and they said they deeply regret this incident and the mock up ads are contrary to the decency one ford. >>> the cost of gas is beginning to slowly drop around the country. gas prices dropped around 3 cents per gallon to a nationwide average of 371 per gallon -- $3.71 per gallon. gas is about $4.14 per gallon and in san jose it is $4.03. as high as it may seem, prices are lower than it was the last year. >> here is the new hoping between pacifica to build in why years. it
. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> developing news in the south bay, just a half hour ago an evacuation was lifted as they capped a natural gas leak. the leak was reported near south park victoria drive. the gas was turned off just before 4:00 and residents were let back in their homes and pg&e has not said what caused that leak. >>> the bay area has lost another soldier serving in afghanistan. he died from injuries he suffered during an attack. tell us what military officials are saying about this accident, allie? >> reporter: james griffin graduated from the high school here back in 1999 but he spent the last few years serving five tours of duty. they said griffin was injured by small arms fire in afghanistan. military officials said griffin died of his injuries this past thursday at a u.s. military off the in jeremy. they have posthumously given him the star. he is survived by his parents wife analysis and today we reached out to some members of his extended family but they have politely declined to comment. allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 morning n
in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> oakland city auditor says two councilmembers broke the law, and aapproximate busessed their power by abusing city contracts. the auditor shows more than a dozen violations. among other things, it accuses them of icing their power to influential the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. >> the law was broken here. so the report, it was not done out in the open. there was undue influential. >> reporter: the auditor says oakland city charter is clear. councilmembers can only set policy and funds. both brooks and reid deny wrongdoing. we have discovered councilmember larry reid is the center of a second investigation. eric rasmussen obtained a report of a private investigator who looked into the issue. >> reporter: urban recycling solutions incorporated had a good deal on the side of the old oakland army base on berma road. civil engineer told us his business partner, and owner of urban recycling paid a long time activist, darrell kerry $1,000 a week to get the city of oakland's cooperation. >> what t
comments on their web site at bart.gov. reporting live. ktvu channel 2 news. >> if you find hailing a cab in san francisco a vexing problem, there may soon be an app for that. ahead in our net news segment, if effort to get cabs to your door quicker than before. >>> two people are recovering tonight following a brawl and stabbing in alameda brawl. police say two large groups of people began fighting at sports bar around closing time at 2:00 a.m.. two victims were taken toth hospital. one underwent surgerys and in stable condition. the other was treat and had released. so far police have not made any arrests. >>> tavern answer eled an upcoming performance after she reportedly went on an anti-gay rant during a concert in san francisco. the singer reportedly used derogatory terms for gay people and railed against gay marriage. witness said about two-thirds of the audience walked up and got out of that concert last night. this afternoon, the hot monk tavern in novato said shocked comments led them to cancel her performance there schejed for march 29th. >>> former secretary of state hilary cli
plan. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. >>> new this morning, a silver alert has been issued for a missing man from danville. police say 83-year-old nicholas paul tetino was last seen leaving his home yesterday afternoon. police were able to talk to him by within but they say he sounded -- by phone but they say he sounded disoriented. he may be driving a camera. >>> president obama is in israel. we want to show you a picture out of jerusalem. these are live pictures right now, where you can see president obama. it looks like he's hearing from sol young children. a little girl at the microphone. at this point, he's at the residence of shimon peres. the two men are scheduled to take part in a tree-planting ceremony. then later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. coming up at 7:15, the hot topics on the meets with the israeli leaders. >>> well, now we're less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral arguments on proposition 8. next tuesday the court will hear arguments before or against prop 8 along with another sa
they are trying this plan. if this doesn't work, they are working on another plan. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. >>> new this morning, a silver alert has been issued for a missing man from danville. police say 83-year-old nicholas paul tetino was last seen leaving his home yesterday afternoon. police were able to talk to him by within but they say he sounded -- by phone but they say he sounded disoriented. he may be driving a camera. >>> president obama is in israel. we want to show you a picture out of jerusalem. these are live pictures right now, where you can see president obama. it looks like he's hearing from sol young children. a little girl at the microphone. at this point, he's at the residence of shimon peres. the two men are scheduled to take part in a tree-planting ceremony. then later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. coming up at 7:15, the hot topics on the meets with the israeli leaders. >>> well, now we're less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral argument
from now at 7:30. we'll be here for that. for now we are live in oakland alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. >> thanks. we do have more information about the race on our website just two to ktvu.com and click on hot topics. >>> secretary of state john kerry makes a surprise trip to baghdad. kerry has been meeting with the leaders with other middle eastern nations. earlier he traveled to saudi arabia and egypt. last week he accompanied president obama to egypt. this is kerry's first trip to iraq after becoming secretary of state. >>> pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass in st. peters square. he road in a modified pope mobile. there was no class casing protecting him. 250,000 people gathered for the mass. the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart. he kept his spontaneous style and broke away several time from his prepared text he urged folks to lead simple yet productive lives. clergy and pilgrims palm and a live branches during that. >> today is the first sunday of spring. just a beautiful day out there. let's turn to rosemagoing to se a near repeat. even slightl
at this time. live in san jose matt keller, ktvu. >>> video from vallejo where our camera caught a lot of police action. officers with swat team members converged on a house and made at least two arrests police are not releasing many details but we know this was happening a thousand yards yards from vallejo's most recent homicide. the killing marked the sixth of the year. >>> in san francisco, a singer named michelle shock went on an anti gay rant that stunned people in the audience and many walked out. amber lee is here with more on what she said and an almost unheard of response from yoshi's. >> reporter: the concert took place here management tells me the singer song writer has been banned from performing here again. yoshi's is dark on monday's but michelle shock's rant during last night's concert is still playing out tonight. one audience member tweeted this photo the folk singer reportedly said, god hates and then uses a slur for homosexuals and says you can tweet that i said so. >> last night's events should not ever happen, first time in five years that we had to shut down a sh
to the thieves. reporting live, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> news about a 22-year-old san jose state university student who was reported miss pg e. he's been found. the family of gabriel lorette- smith contacted officials so day their sons safe and at home. a family member found him in santa cruz county. authorities say his family and friends were especially concerned about his safety because they think lorette- smith may have been undiagnosed mental problem. >>> the man shot and killed by police last night was a person of interest in a homicide case. police officers tried to stop two men in a stolen white honda. authorities say an officer on foot opened fire when the honda's driver accelerated toward him. the driver died at the hospital. his name has not been released. investigators say a male passenger in the car is corporating with authorities. >>> we're learning more about another officer-involved shooting. this happened friday night in napa. police say a suspect they were trying to apprehend pulled out a shiny metal object and pointed it right at officers. thinking it was a fire
was arrested for dwi. >>> a group of recruits graduated from the police academy. ktvu's jade hernandez shows us how this graduating class is already boosting moral within opd. >> reporter: police chief howard jordan says being an oakland officer is a very tough job in a very tough city but the new job marks a new phase of the department. today the oakland police department gains 36 new officers. six months later, inside the scotish rite temple, city leaders and family members gathered to celebrate. >> police officers not training officers anymore. you're now police officers congratulations. >> reporter: mayor jean quan emphasized the diverse crowd. some speak english, mandarin. and some ties keep others giving to the city. >> and retired oakland police department frank low. >> cheers came from the low family as the father pinned a badge on his son. and the academy will continue training a new recruit class begins right here in oakland on monday: jade hernandez, ktvu news. >>> more details now, today's graduating class also included seven dispatchers for oakland police. the dispatchers went th
academy. ktvu's jade hernandez shows us how this graduating class is already boosting moral within opd. >> reporter: police chief howard jordan says being an oakland officer is a very tough job in a very tough city but the new job marks a new phase of the department. today the oakland police department gains 36 new officers. six months later, inside the scotish rite temple, city leaders and family members gathered to celebrate. >> police officers not training officers anymore. you're now police officers congratulations. >> reporter: mayor jean quan emphasized the diverse crowd. some speak english, mandarin. and some ties keep others giving to the city. >> and retired oakland police department frank low. >> cheers came from the low family as the father pinned a badge on his son. and the academy will continue training a new recruit class begins right here in oakland on monday: jade hernandez, ktvu news. >>> more details now, today's graduating class also included seven dispatchers for oakland police. the dispatchers went through 40 weeks of training in all there are now 65 dispatchers
right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on 2 i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it is thursday march 21st . an elderly woman is in the hospital after she and her husband were run over by a truck. tara is live where the crash happened. >> reporter: good morning. that woman is in critical condition fighting for her life. getting an idea how busy this intersection can be. this is where it happened in one of these four crosswalks right here. it's very busy. muni comes through here . it looked like this last night although obviously darker and a lot more fog. it was pretty dense and authorities say that is what contributed toward the accident. happened off west portal avenue at 9:40 last night. a pick-up truck hit an elderly couple. the man was okay, his wife was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. in the fog, they want to remind folks to drive slowly. but despite the fog, people say drivers simply need to slow down. >> i'm really worried about this intersection right here cause i go over here everyday. i'm afraid everybody's trying to get t
until the sergeant has more for us we will bring you the latest alex savage ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> people were concerned about the dark smoke rising and it started 2:30 in sacramento county and it was put out by 7:00 last night. firefighters let it burn itself out and plus it was hard to get to and at first, air quality district said it was a prescribed burn and later he changed it to an actual vegetation fire. the burns are allowed to control marsh debris and to improve the area for wildlife. this isn't press sufficient burn period runs through april 15th and it must be deemed necessary by the department of fish and wildlife. janine de la vega is in san jose to tells you how the companies are responding, good morning. >> reporter: well, they have a very diverse population and they say the workforce for tech giants do not. they had a tough time getting them to give up all their information and they are asking 20 of the most influential stuff about their employees. only 20 responded even after they find and the companies included cisco and ebay, they show women are underreprese
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